posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 06:58 PM
Bug Out People have the perfect skill set and equipment list for the wrong plan. The OP is correct that people believing they can pack up a Scout Pack
and a Glock or 1911 are fooling themselves. That kind of plan is only good for getting from point A to point B.
But here's the thing. That plan inspires them to carry that pistol and that pack full of useful things like rope, clothes, medicine, condensed
calories, water, sharp tools, and navigational equipment. This is the perfect type of person to add to a larger community of similar minded people,
with some heavy hitter survivalists, experts, and brilliant leadership tying it all together.
These people represent components for reconstructing society. They are not societies unto themselves. That requires enormous planning, energy,
resources, and calorie supplies far in excess of most people's capacity to acquire. But you will find not just individuals, but couples, families,
tiny groups of friends and neighbors, and subgroups of religious or other community centers that as a team, with "bug out" equipment - even with
"get home bag" or Every Day Carry gear, these people will still represent ten, or even 100 times more useful components to a survival group.
Imagine how much difference one hatchet can make to a group that has none. Imagine what just a few thousand extra calories and water can do for a
group that is trying to make it to a safe zone. How a bottle of penicillin can be a game changer not just for one person, but a whole village. One
pistol or rifle, one cross bow or recurve or over sized knife - these things are all but useless for long term survival of an individual, but as the
numbers climb, they become exponentially useful. One man with a map, a teenager with a bag of seeds, another with a compass, a few with thermal
blankets and shovels - this stuff adds up.
Don't abandon the strategies and gear you have for a bug out plan, just try to incorporate something into it that might help make you a useful, or
even unique member of your emergency community. Because let's be real, even if a solo bug out kid from Beverley Hills with Oakleys and Granola Bars
seems like dead soy meat walking, he's still going to fair better than his nearest 99 neighbors who are wondering what to do when the ATMs stop
issuing money and the telescreens stop playing the latest episode of Iron Chef.